Civil and Workplace Rights

Working for the freedom from employment discrimination and the right of working families to fair pay, job safety, secure retirements and affordable health care have been goals fundamental to the union movement, which has long partnered with the civil rights and women’s movements and, more recently, with the LGBTQ community.

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May 17, 2024 | News Story

NYC Council Member Carmen De La Rosa, Chair of the Committee on Civil Service and Labor, introduced

May 3, 2024 | News Story

Around the world, workers’ lives, livelihoods and rights are under attack. Climate disasters and conflicts are displacing people from their homes, and are increasing risks for working people and all our families.

Apr 26, 2024 | News Story

New York City workers, labor leaders, elected officials, and community members gathered yesterday at City Hall Park in Manhattan to mark Workers’ Memorial Day, honoring workers who have died or suffered illness or injuries while on the job in our City over the past year.

Apr 26, 2024 | News Story

This week the AFL-CIO released its 33rd annual report, Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect.

Apr 19, 2024 | News Story

Thursday, April 25, 12PM: Join the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, and the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) for our annual Workers’ Memorial Day event to honor those who have died or suffered injuries or illnesses while on the job, to r

Apr 12, 2024 | News Story

The NYC CLC and UFT recently hosted a Labor Women's Power Breakfast as part of our celebration of Women's History Month in March.

Mar 29, 2024 | News Story

On Wednesday, the Office of the New York City Comptroller and the NYC CLC hosted a Workers’ Rights Convening at the CUNY School of Law.

Mar 29, 2024 | News Story

On March 25, 1911, 146 workers—mostly young, immigrant women—were killed in a horrific fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory at Washington Place and Greene Street in lower Manhattan.

Mar 22, 2024 | News Story

The national AFL-CIO this week hosted the first-ever AFL-CIO lobby day exclusively centered on women’s issues in the workforce and beyond.